The administration first claimed it was a spontaneous reaction to a video that presented the prophet Muhammad in a bad light! As we now know, it was nothing of the sort, but planned to coincide with the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
The ambassador was very concerned about security there, and had warnings of a pending attack, but was refused any further security arrangements by the administration, and did not even have an armed security team for his personal protection. He was even denied permission to install a barbed-wire fence around the embassy! Perhaps to the liberal mind, it was considered provocative to have armed Americans parading around, and the threat to the ambassador and others did not justify taking this step.
Now we have seen the consequences! Instead they were told to hire a body guard from the local population, which he apparently did. The emergency plan in case of attack was to go to a safe house at an undisclosed location, but the local bodyguard supposedly passed this information and the whereabouts of the safe house to the very people planning the attack. We know some of this information from a CNN reporter who visited the site of the attack and found the ambassador’s diary days later. Classified documents were strewn around the area, and the site had still not been secured at the time she found the diary.
This is one heck of a way to run our foreign policy, and is just another example of the “how can we fool them today?” philosophy of this entire administration!